This fascinating piece for the decorator or the cigar enthusiast.
The divided wooden form was originally meant for the drying and storage of cigars. It has been fire-stamped on the outside with the name Schimmelpenninck (these were Dutch cigars), and the word “Holland,” among others.
The form breaks into two parts, each side having twenty 4 1/4″ long, bullet-shaped spaces designed for the cigars. The cigar-spaces vary from a little less than one-half inch to a little more than three-quarters of an inch in width. One side has spaces almost three-quarters of an inch in depth, the other about three-eighths. The halves are joined together by a trio of pegs and holes at the ends. An eyelet screw has been put into one end of half so that it can be hung on the wall if desired. This is another piece that can be converted into a display case for smaller objects d’art or displayed whole as one itself.
Please see how appealingly the accompanying photographs show off some small articles. (The artifacts on display are NOT for sale). It is utterly charming.